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California man found guilty of trying to gas 2-year-old daughter to death

May 19, 2018  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
California man found guilty of trying to gas 2-year-old daughter to death

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A California man has been found guilty of attempting to murder his 2-year-old daughter by gassing her and himself.

Police revealed that Gerardo Ruiz-Lopez locked himself and his daughter inside a walk-in closet at his residence in Merced in 2016 with two five-gallon tanks of propane that were discharging fumes, according to the Modesto Bee.

Law enforcement officials who were carrying out a welfare check forced their way into the home and saved the child, who wasn’t moving. She was rushed to the hospital and survived the incident.

On Tuesday, Ruiz-Lopez was convicted of attempted murder and child abuse. He could face seven years to life behind bars.

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